Art & Culture

As we research physical and practical realities, we explore how cultures, arts and storytelling affect how people experience, think and feel about the environment in communities around the world.


Labor for the Hive cover. Illustrated by Stefan Grosse Halbuer.


To Labor for the Hive

Jamie Liu

A beekeeper finds a new sense of purpose and community after helping to develop a warning system for floods.

At an imposing 14,200 feet, White Mountain is the third highest peak in the state of California. | Glen MacDonald


The Lab at 10,000 Feet

John Harlow

It’s 6 a.m. — first light at the White Mountain Research Center, UCLA’s high-altitude research laboratories some 300 miles north of Los Angeles.  The skies are brutally scarlet, the views…

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UCLA IoES Magazine: #3 in Top 30 California Sustainability Blogs

Discover why UCLA IoES Magazine is a top-ranking California Sustainability Blog!


Ursula K. Heise Co-Edits ‘Environment and Narrative in Vietnam’— A Cultural Exploration of Environmental Perspectives

UCLA Professor Ursula K. Heise, co-founder and director of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies at IoES, recently co-edited a book titled “Environment and Narrative in Vietnam.” This comprehensive work,…


IoES Magazine Ranked #2 Among Top 15 Los Angeles Sustainability Blogs

IoES Magazine has been recognized as one of the Top 15 Los Angeles Sustainability Blogs by Feedspot’s panelists, securing the number two spot on the list. The Top 15 list…


Environmental Science B.S. Alumna Jamie Liu wins Grist climate fiction initiative ‘Imagine 2200’

Jamie Liu, a UCLA Environmental Science B.S. alumna, received the first-place prize in Grist’s climate fiction initiative Imagine 2200. The initiative engages writers from across the globe in envisioning the…


Travis Longcore co-authors ‘The World at Night’— a comprehensive resource on global light pollution

UCLA adjunct professor Travis Longcore co-authored “The World at Night,” a comprehensive resource on global light pollution published by the Dark Sky Group of the International Union for Conservation of…

Rise of the Milky Way


Governor’s Climate and Forest Task Force: Remote Sensing Workshop at UCLA

The Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) held its first Remote Sensing Workshop at the University of California Los Angeles in June, 2023. The workshop was designed…

Climate Lab – Why your old phones collect in a junk drawer of sadness


Seeking Common Ground Between Theology and Sustainability Science for Just Transitions

Jason Sexton, Stephanie Pincetl

Published Work | 2022 | Zygon

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Political & Economic Drivers of Wildland-urban Interface (WUI) Development in California

S. Kennedy, S. Pincetl

Presentation | 2018

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